$39,356
Avg. Salary
$15.99
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,040

Bonus

$1,150

Profit Sharing

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How should I pay?

The average pay for a Junior Graphic Designer is $15.99 per hour.

The median Junior Graphic Designer has a base pay of $39,356. Salaries generally range from $30k to $51k. The median bonus is $1,040. Skills that can affect salary include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, Design, Illustration, Web Design, HTML, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Acrobat, Product Photography, Social Media Marketing, User Interface Design, Microsoft Office, Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
$11.56
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$24.41
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MEDIAN $15.99
$30k
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$51k
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MEDIAN $39,356
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$0$51K
Salary $29,997 - $50,825
Bonus $299 - $4,073
Profit Sharing $500 - $3,052
Total Pay (?
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$27,964 - $51,375
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,564
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $11.56 - $24.41
Overtime $17.66 - $35.31
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $299 - $4,073
Profit Sharing $500 - $3,052
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,964 - $51,375
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 811

Job Description for Junior Graphic Designer

A junior graphic designer is typically an employee found in art departments or working as part of a creative team. This is typically the first step for a person seeking to work within this particular field. The junior designer may find that he or she is assigned to work as part of a design team that reports to a manager or senior designer in the department. The junior designer will typically be given fairly rudimentary and routine assignments at first, with more creative freedom granted after experience is gained.

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Junior Graphic Designer Tasks
  • Create and assemble images and graphics to produce designs for websites, print media, product design, displays and productions.
  • Direct marketing design projects, collaborating with multiple departments.
  • Design and develop product brand identity.

Common Career Paths for Junior Graphic Designer


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Junior Graphic Designers may progress into high-paying roles like Creative Director, where median compensation is $83K annually. A Graphic Designer role is the most common promotion for Junior Graphic Designers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $40K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Junior Graphic Designers is a Graphic Artist & Designer position, where earnings are usually $36K.

Junior Graphic Designer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Junior Graphic Designer


Junior Graphic Designers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe Portable Document Format, User Interface Design, Social Media Marketing, and Adobe After Effects are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 18 percent. Microsoft Office and Product Photography, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people skilled in Adobe Illustrator are similarly competent in Adobe InDesign and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Junior Graphic Designer

Pay by Experience for a Junior Graphic Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Junior Graphic Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 1,218 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Junior Graphic Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Junior Graphic Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 24 salaries. A Junior Graphic Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,029

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Junior Graphic Designers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Junior Graphic Designers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+29 percent), New York (+14 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Portland and Atlanta (4 percent less).

Junior Graphic Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Junior Graphic Designer?

Junior Graphic Designer in Las Vegas:
"Hard work."
Pros: I get to make great designs. I get to learn a bunch of new skills. I have great co-workers. I get to work from home.
Cons: I have too much work. Company is understaffed and keeps getting smaller.

Junior Graphic Designer in Portland:
"Flexible, fun, easy, challenging."
Pros: Loved the office environment, the latte making and the music. The ability to be in control of the creativity and just having fun while creating memorable artwork. Coworkers were great! Boss was the best.
Cons: Working 8-5 was boring.

Junior Graphic Designer in Seattle:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Fun and the people I work with. Also like to see my designs on apparel and accessories.
Cons: Unpaid holidays, varying work week, not a ton of collaborating.

Junior Graphic Designer in San Francisco:
"Fun work."
Pros: I really like doing graphic design work with computer science trained colleagues.
Cons: Clients can be very demanding and intolerant.

Junior Graphic Designer in Sumner:
"Only Your Portfolio Matters, Not Where You Went To School."
Do not spend a lot of money on college. Self teach while going to community and finish at a low 4 year college. The only thing that matters in the field is your portfolio and a variety of skills. Good chances are you are going to have an employer who will not pay you what you're worth. Don't get buried under loan debt on top of that.

Junior Graphic Designer in Philadelphia:
"More Money."
Pros: The couple of girls on my team and some people here make it bearable.
Cons: No bonuses, no appreciation, no room for growth, extremely tight and unrealistic deadlines.

Junior Graphic Designer in New York:
"My Experience."
Pros: I like the fact that I have grown since I started.
Cons: It's creatively stifling. I am not able to be as creative as I want to be.

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Key Stats for Junior Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 312 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
81%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Experience Affects Junior Graphic Designer Salaries

Late-Career
▲51%

▲28%

▲7%

National Average
$38,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Junior Graphic Designer Salaries

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
▲16%

User Interface Design
▲7%

Social Media Marketing
▲5%



▲2%

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$38,000

Adobe Photoshop
▼2%


Graphic Design
▼2%


▼4%

Product Photography
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 312 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
81%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 29%